DS2 will be 7 months old tomorrow. He is still exclusively breastfeeding, except the few times he's tried a bite of something off my plate.
I know that at least for the first year, breastmilk is all they need. However, he's still not even ready to eat baby food (or table food). He has a few of the signs, but not all of them (mainly, his tongue still pushes food back out). I have family members that don't understand that he's not ready. They will try to feed him when I'm not in the room (which I've had to stop leaving him alone there even for a second). I'm correct, right? He doesn't need to eat baby food yet, does he? It's not vital to his survival?
Second question: when should I introduce water? With DS1, the ped suggested introducing water at six months old. DS1 loved water, but he was also doing well with baby food then, too (he seemed to progress "on target"). Is there a "normal" time-frame for all of this? Do you give water?
Also, DS2 has been getting his latch back on track. I made a post a while back about his relapse into laziness, but we've got it corrected again. My soreness is almost gone!
Here's DS2: Mikhael